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    We think our daughter is two as of Thursday. That was the estimate doctors gave us when we adopted her from China.

    I can't help but wondering if her birth mother is thinking about her. She was abandoned about three days after her birth; I wonder if her birth mother will think about her that day, if she'll relive that morning. I wonder if the policeman who found has ever given it a second thought, if he remembers the day ... or if he's found so many of these girls that it's just part of the job.

    Anyway, just had to put that thought on virtual paper. I guess I'll have to write a column about it next week.

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    Wow that's great. Thank God for you, sir.

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    Karl, that's really great, I think it is wonderful that you did that. She will do wonderful things with her life, no doubt.

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    Give her a big squeeze for all of us- She's a lucky girl!

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    Karl,

    God Bless...

    Her life turned around the day your eyes made contact...

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    Happy Birthday Catie
    It sounds like you are very luck little girl.
    My hats off to you sir

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    Karl, I am truely touched.

    As for your comments, I guess it doesn't reallyt matter now if any of those people remember. The only thing that matters now is what you have done for Catie! As I indicated in my reply to your original Catie post, you are a good man.

    Happy B-day Catie!

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    Big Hugs for Catie and we all thank you for sharing that with your ABW family!

    (BTW have not had time to email you but I got hold of Evan and your DP check is being cut.)

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    Karl, congratulations to you and Catie. Some people might say what you did makes you a good man, but I think the fact that you're a good man made you do what you did. I have the highest respect for you and your family.

    Catie is in such good hands.

    Happy Birthday, little one!

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    Patrice, I was never good with words. You said it better than I did. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the warm wishes and kind words. It has been a challenging nine months since I brought Catie home, but this is the first "milestone" that has caused major reflection.

    She's a great little girl (with a great big brother, too!) and we're blessed to have her in our family.

    Thanks again to all...

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    Happy Bithday Catie

    You are very blessed to have a Daddy and Mommy!

    I wish you all the best.

    We need more people like you Karl and your wife.

    God bless you and your family!

    Now where's the party?

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    Karl, it was very nice of you to share this with us. Your kind heart and generosity will come back to you in many folds as this child grows and creates lasting memories.

    Happy - B - Day Catie!

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    Happy Birthday!
    Nice story, I bet she's a real sweetie
    My little one's 1 in a few weeks, already says 'ok' and 'bye bye', I'll have her coding PHP in no time...

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    karl good luck.... I know exactly how it is in the adoption industry. I was adopted when I was 4!. and had similar life as Karls adopted child. All I can say Karl is your giving this child a life and chance to live. Good luck Karl, if you want to know what to expect... send me a private message. I had one of a insane life. Similar to what your new sweetie has gone though!

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    So, when will she be putting her first web site together?!

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    Karl - I read the story on your site about the whole adoption process a while back. I would really like to adopt a little girl from China too. I'm not quite sure if my husband is into or not though. Right now, we both have so many other things going on in our lives to have time to be thinking about adoption. I'm so happy it worked out well for you (and Catie!)! Thanks for keeping us updated!

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    Bubbles:
    Thanks! Here's my unsolicited free advice - if adopting a child isn't the most important thing for you and your husband, don't do it. I can't imagine going through the process without having it be my top priority and total dedication and support from my wife. It's just too difficult to do it. That being said, if more people saw the situation over in China, I believe more people would be lining up to bring these beautiful little girls into their homes!

    Elbow: Soon and I believe she wants to build a tarp site!



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    hey Karl ......you da man and your good lady wife. I take my hat off to you both and wish you all the best.

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    Gordon:

    You are too kind.

    To all ... I couldn't resist posting another picture of Catie in the ABW Photo Gallery.

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    Blessed Be!

    Mr.Merchant, if you do business in any way what-so-ever with parasites, your products will not be sold on my sites!!

    Farewell, CJ! I loved you when you were young and pure. I will try to remember you that way. Disclaimer: Comments are to be interpreted as opinion unless otherwise noted.

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    Thanks to all for your comments. I was finally able to compose my thoughts on the matter (and find a nice photo to go with it!). My column is here

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    Karl, just read through your article, very emotional, thanks for sharing.

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    got me teary reading your column!

    She sure is soooooo adorable Karl and you are very bless as well as she.

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    "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10).

    Your sweet little girl's angel was right there with her watching over her and protecting until until the day that God landed her safely into your arms.

    What an incredible gift you all have been given.

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